Men’s wool jacket

My husband is a casual, outdoorsy, Filson fan, so when I saw this shirt jacket pattern I knew I had to make it for him.

The pattern (Simplicity 1328) was easy to follow. There were a lot of steps, and it took a long time, but I was patient and actually read through the instructions first before starting, which always makes things easier in the end. The proportions in the photo below look a bit short and squatty to me, so I was worried it would end up looking that way on Steve. Before I cut anything out I laid the pattern up against a shirt jacket he already owns and was pretty sure it would end up fitting just fine without needing to make any pattern adaptations. Turns out it fits like a glove. It’s a Christmas miracle.

I got this wool fabric at Pacific Fabrics in Seattle. It was so great too work with. My sewing machine really didn’t like the thickness of it at the collar stand, so the buttonhole there isn’t actually functional. Thankfully all other button holes that will get used more turned out. The only other downfall is that it’s a pet fur magnet. We have two dogs and a cat, so this thing requires a full time lint roller. This was an impromptu photoshoot,  but you can see some of those furs in the photos below. Oopsie.

Here are some men’s wool coats currently available to purchase from Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack.

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